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Hi guys I'm a newbie in the skyline world always wanted an R34 since I was a kid realizing I'll never be able to get a GTR I've just sold my escort cosworth and got my heart set on a bayside GTT. I've been looking at this one and I'm after some advise on prices and this late model front bumper I can't seem to find much info about it or options for front lips. Any help really appreciated thanks Chris



 

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hello and welcome to the forum.

very nice GTT there is it just one for sale or have you bought it?

that front bumper is a facelift nismo bumper. quite rare to see on these cars to be honest.

not my personal favourite mainly because if you wanted to mount a fmic it's not very accommodating for air flow. but apart from that i think it looks good.

as for front lips i've never seen one that'll fit that bumper so if you did decide to go for one it would probably have to be a custom/DIY job i reckon.

i would say those pictures have been taken from young imports am i right?

think the 32 GTR is my friend Craig's car- but that's another story
 

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Look for turret top corrosion (night mares to repair) rusty sills, dont be afraid to pull the boot floor up aswel, check all the door and boot seals because they like to leak!
Rattles from the box (could be input shaft)

Thats just a list of general stuff to check

To check the age, look at the bottom of the seatbelt on the white label and it will have info on it,

Make sure its not got mixed miles, alot of people mix KMs with miles and it gets confusing!

Just give it a real good look over :) looks really smart tho
 

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Thanks for the replies and all the advise on what to look for on it. It's a fresh import so luckily no mixed miles.

Vangesser very well guessed it's currently for sale with young imports I'm hopefully going to view it on wednesday. does that mean your mate has dealt with young imports whats he like ?

Thanks for the info on the bumper I was thinking the same did a little searching and came across this which I'm really starting to like and the modified front bumper and URAS GT lip work really well :)

 

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Am I wrong in saying the single turbo versions had an intercooler on the side? That bumper seems to cover up some of the airflow from the stock.
 

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Yes the single turbo R33 GTST and R34 GTT have side intercoolers whilst the R33 and R34 GTR have a front mount intercooler.

Looks like a really clean example. Spoiler also looks aftermarket, rims are a nice extra to.

You could also go for a UR-R Style bumper and have GTR looks for a fraction of the cost. Front bumper & bonnet lip is 230£ so make it 400£ with blending in and respraying. Finish it off with some GTR style sideskirts and Tada:



I've also got wide arches but none the less the front still looks great :)

UR-R bumper link: R34 UR-R Style : R34GTT UR-R Style Front Bumper
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. Yannixx your car looks epic I have actually been looking at that bumper I'm undecided at the moment but haven't got the car yet so plenty of time to decide :)

Whats peoples opinions on the modified facelift bumper above never seen another one done like that.

Whats the GTT like to mod engine wise ?
 

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Thanks, V-SpecII. Would love some xenons in the future.

Yeah you're right, I must say I like the look with the URAS GT lip but in the future it could become inefficient when you want to go for a front mount intercooler. But before that stage, it's great.

Engine mod wise it depends on your budget/goals. My view on it:
Stage 1: air filter, downpipe, decat and catback (Sounds great and is awesome to drive)
Stage 2: same as above + FMIC, tuneable ECU, fuel pump & retune (possibly coilpacks/clutch) (330-340bhp)
Stage 3: same as above + injectors, hybrid or new turbo & retune (possibly oil-cooler) (350-450hp)

I would go Stage 1 (~500£) and start saving for a Link G4 ECU. A nistune works fine aswell but a Link G4 is more safe and then you don't have to buy a Z32 MAF, electronic boost controller and you have safety features that downtune your car whenever it senses danger. Again, it's not required but in the end it's worth it.

After that you can instantly go stage 3 to save money for another retune or go stage 2 if you want to experience the power buildup in multiple stages.

Don't forget your maintenance and start your google journey to find out everything you can about these cars :)

ps. Most aftermarket bumpers are polyester so if you've got a lot of high speed bumps watch out for scraping.. :grinno:
 

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From the description not many engine mods at all it's just been serviced at 51k's with hks belt. It's only got a blitz radiator, hks filter and a turbo timer I think. Then obviously the wheels and teins with edfc and a few other bits. Sort of a clean slate.

Thanks for the info Yannixx it's very helpful and I'm going to do as much research as I can over winter while it's off the road if I get it.

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Well that's it I'm going to be an owner put a deposit down collecting her as soon as the reg papers come through :) can't wait to start playing around with it.
 

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Thanks buddy. I'll be sure to get some pics up and a progress blog started when I pick it up.

Bit of a random question been looking at exhausts has anybody got any experience of the japspeed shotgun pipes and is it worth changing the turbo elbow and downpipe straight away. Cheers Chris
 

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I would imagine the shotgun exhaust is pretty loud lol!

With regards to the elbow and down pipe if you got spare cash then change it as it will allow more airflow through the exhaust not that you'll notice any difference in hp but ultimately more air flow equals cooler turbo temps so if you plan on upping the boost then this is essential
 

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Thanks for that I've been trying to get an idea of the noise off youtube the the sound quality is always rubbish. I'll look into the elbow then I was hoping to get some boost controller even if it was just to turn it up a little and get rid of the 2 stage boost control till I can afford to get a link ecu.
 
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